This should be fun and interesting.

O.C. Register: Derek Fisher will fill in Friday as the host of “Jim Rome is Burning” at 1:30 p.m. Pacific on ESPN … and buddy Kobe Bryant will show up in the studio as a guest for Fisher to interview. Fisher said Bryant was a huge reason Fisher re-signed with the Lakers this offseason, so perhaps they’ll discuss that and the Lakers’ free-agent acquisitions. Or they’ll just chit-chat and entertain themselves and viewers.